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Sunday, October 5, 2014


Here's a quote from Chris Maurer I like a lot, from Elpais.es
Me parece poco serio seguir hablando de sus amores oscuros. Y basta ya con la obsesión de la última carta, los últimos días, la última hora, el último amante. Dejemos las etiquetas y el ultimismo.
I'll paraphrase that as more or less this:
It seems frivolous to keep talking about [Lorca's] dark loves. We've had enough with this obsession with the last letter, the last days, the last hour, the last lover. Let's call an end to labels and to "ultimisms."

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